CKIC-DRIIVAI/ ML in Healthcare

Context and Objectives

The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in the health systems all across the globe. On the other hand, the threat has also provided an extra-ordinary opportunity for a collective multi-sectoral response achieved with systems thinking and coordinated local execution. Most importantly, it has demonstrated the need for an effective digital backdrop that connects stakeholder organizations and ensures a rapid response towards mitigation of epidemics in a concerted manner. This has motivated the formation of the Precision Health, Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare theme of DRIIV.

AI/ML Healthcare Team

Highlight: The team has developed #Strainflow Dashboard that analyses changes in the genomic sequencing of the COVID virus and gives an early warning up to two months in advance about the next spike in infection rates. This allows policyholders, across countries, adequate lead time for appropriate interventions. (This system is applicable for any infectious disease that has a potential to cause a pandemic).

How it Works

The following broad activities are proposed for a rapid response epidemic preparedness framework:

Activities 1

Mapping and access to stakeholders within Delhi

Activities 2

Large-scale diagnostics

Activities 3

Big-data analytics and modelling

Activities 4

Vaccine development research

Activities 5

Policy and Advocacy

Activities 6

Data architectures and Digital Health products

Activities 7

Infodemic Management and Social Media research.

Activities 8

Knowledge Synthesis.

Activities 9

Innovations in education and skilling for sustained multi-disciplinary engagement.

DRIIV Getting Media Attention

The Times of India

IIT-D likely to be House knowledge partner; keep MPs updated on 5G, climate:

As a 'Knowledge Partner', experts from IIT Delhi would share crucial information on topics such as 5G technology pollution, and climate change with MPs... the institute is associated with DRIIV…to fight air pollution in Delhi NCR... read more

The Times of India

EV-ready by March? Bus trial held on Delhi-Jaipur highway:

The pilot project involving Delhi Research Implementation Innovation, a Government of India initiative, along with IIT Delhi, was conducted under project National Highway for Electric Vehicle (NHEV)... read more

The Statesman

DRIIV & GMDA join hands to implement environmental sustainability initiatives:

GMDA and DRIIV, an initiative of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI, have signed an umbrella MoU to jointly implement various Sustainability and Smart Cities initiatives... read more

Prittle Prattle

DRIIV & GMDA signs MoU to implement environmental sustainability initiatives:

DRIIV, an initiative of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI, has signed an umbrella MoU with the GMDA to implement various Sustainability and Smart Cities initiatives on the ground jointly... read more

The Times of India

Startups to map pollution hotspots in Gurugram:

The S & T Cluster, a consortium of startups, academic institutions and corporates under DRIIV has tied up with GMDA to locate pollution hotspots and deploy tech-based solutions to monitor and mitigate air pollution... read more


'Can adapt our COVID model to any infectious disease':

Shipra Misra, CEO & MD of DRIIV, the umbrella body for the Delhi NCR S&T cluster talks about the progress the foundation is making with….the move to introduce solar-powered interoperable EV charging stations & the use of AI in healthcare... read more